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Getting Some Beer

The best way to enjoy a full selection of our beer is from our Brewery Retail Store.  You could even relax in our newly-opened bistro, and have some great food with your friends before deciding which beer (or beers) to take home.  Below you’ll get information concerning what we have available, what’s new and what’s coming.

Retail Store & Beer Bistro

Opening Hours
Wednesday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday   11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday     11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday   11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday   11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Growlers

What is a “Growler” anyway?  A growler is a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel jug used to transport beer purchased at a local craft brewery.  Growlers are pretty neat for a lot of reasons, including the fact it’s refillable, which means your carbon footprint is smaller than those import beer drinkers!  That’s cool like Fonzie and you’re helping the environment!  The beer is also really fresh because it’s filled right where we make it.  We understand that sometimes you just can’t beat the convenience of a can (think camping!), but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our 473ml format cans. Unlike that sad house plant you don’t even remember you have, you have to remember that this your own personal Growler to keep and care for.  Give it a name if you wish.  That’s so cute isn’t it?

Here are 3 steps to ensure your beer stays brewery fresh:
STEP 1: drink it.
Of course we don’t pasteurize or add preservatives to our beers so keep your Growler refrigerated and enjoy within 1 week of purchase and within 48 hours of opening.  We can’t imagine this rule will be hard to follow.
STEP 2: clean it.
After use, make sure you clean your growler right away.  It’s really simple.  Rinse your growler and cap with nice hot water 3 to 4 times.  Let your growler air dry upside down.  If you rinse your growler right away, there is no need for mild dish soaps or detergents.  Once dry it should be free of any odors or perfumes.
STEP 3: repeat
Bring it back and choose your next beer.

 Current Beer Selection (Sept 2016)

  • Eureka Cream Ale
  • Lenoir Belgian Ale
  • Galaxy Hopper, Session IPA
  • Teeny Weeny Orange Bikini, Orange-Ginger Wheat Ale
  • Edison’s Peepshow, West Coast IPA
  • Elijah’s Real McCoy, Lagered Ale
  • Marzen, Oktoberfest Ale (Released, October 2016)

Beer Listing:

Eureka Cream Ale

Don’t let this Cream Ale fool you. This pre-prohibition Cream Ale is a smooth full flavored Ale that will appeal to your casual craft beer drinker and to craft beer lovers. At 5.8%, this sessionable beer can carry a bit more bitterness than your typical lawnmower cream ale. The added wheat malt gives it the creamy body and wonderful lacing to the last drop. With 4 malts and a blend of 4 hops, including Sarachi Ace and Bravo, this Cream Ale is really how Cream Ale used to be. That’s how we roll! Expect the unexpected from Bell City Brewing.

  • 38 IBU, 5.8% alc/vol
  • Colour: Amber
  • Food Pairings: BBQ Chicken or Burgers (great with a Bison Burger with Blue Cheese), Salty Pretzels (“These pretzels are making me thirsty…)
  • Get the 473ml can at the LCBO or at your local pub on draft

Lenoir Belgian Ale

Beer in Belgium dates back to the first crusades when local abbeys brewed beer as a fund raising method. The artisanal brewing methods evolved over centuries and became popular with Master Brewers and beer drinkers around the world. Our premium ingredients and brewing methods are sure to impress the monks. Golden in colour, Lenoir has classic Belgian fruity aroma with a slight sweetness and very little bitterness. Lenoir is a smooth and sessionable Belgian style beer. Enjoy!

  • 18 IBU, 6.5% alc/vol
  • Colour: Golden
  • Also available in 650ml bottles here at the brewery.

Galaxy Hopper, Session IPA (Spring/Summer Seasonal)

When it comes to filling growlers, our customers have crowned this beer a favourite! Pouring a slightly hazy straw with white head, our “session” IPA meets the nose with a blast of pine, mango, pineapple and lychee. The first sip opens however with soft and pillow notes of puffed cereal and bread, before the citrus and resin flavors of the hops make themselves known. Its bitterness is kept reigned in for an IPA, making it a sessionable beer, but with enough flavor and aroma to stand out amongst the crowd. Enjoy the full flavour and aroma of Galaxy Hopper’s 4-hop blend.

  • 18 IBU, 4.8% alc/vol
  • Colour: Hazy straw
  • 4-hop blend brings bold delicious flavour. Wonderfully aromatic.

A Cautionary Ale, Rye IPA (Fall/Winter Seasonal)

Brewed with crystal and rye malts, and a blend of four hops give this beer a big, bold, dry, bitter finish.  The rye malt gives hints of sweetness at the start, and then the hops take over and, in the words of our master brewer, “they kind of smack you round the face, don’t they?”  This is the FULL hop experience and, at 7.5% abv, you will need to “put yer big-boy pants on” for this one.

  • 68 IBU, 7.5%abv
  • Colour: Deep copper
  • FULL hop experience with a superb dry, bitter finish.

Raven’s Heart Stout (Fall/Winter seasonal)

The autumn leaves blow in the cold as the complexity of the bare tree branches are finally exposed.  Sitting silently, the Raven.  There’s nothing colder than the Raven’s cold black stare“,……….other than perhaps your ex’s heart.

Dating back to the 12th century, the Belgium Abbey Monks favoured dark flavourful ales, with one style known as Zwaartbier meaning, quite literally “black beer” .  Our Dark Belgian Stout is a robust, malt forward, full bodied Zwaartbier you can enjoy.  The specialty and chocolate malts give you a rich and complex finish.  Pour, smell, and drink!

  • 23 IBU, 6%abv
  • Colour: As black as a raven’s heart
  • “Tastes like a bloody good cigar”

Orange-Ginger Wheat Ale (Summer seasonal)

There’s a reason this beer is the first beer to be listed under our “Brewer’s Choice” category. This light bodied, smooth beer was crafted with summer in mind! Fresh ginger, orange zest and coriander have been delicately combined and balanced to produce an intensely refreshing experience. Forget what your friends are drinking; this beer’s refined taste, appearance and aroma were crafted to impress.

  • 13 IBU, 4.8% alc/vol
  • Colour: Cloudy, light gold
  • 4-hop blend brings bold delicious flavour. Wonderfully aromatic.

One-Off Beers

Keep your eye on this page for details of beers that we are either currently brewing, or are developing recipes for.  Also, if there are any beers you would like us to brew (and give them our own “twist”), get in touch and let us know.  Here are some of the one-off beers we’ve had the pleasure of brewing in the past:

  • Sour Cherry, Brown Ale
  • Black Coffee IPA
  • Chocolate Orange Porter
  • Habanero Chili Lager
  • Cap’n Crunch Ale
  • Marzen Oktoberfest Ale
  • WeizenBock
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